This Sunday I jumped on the bus to Aberdeen for some
Christmas shopping retail therapy. I was quite controlled and only bought myself a jumper and ear muffs (for New York!) but did manage to pick up a few things for Gordon's birthday next week. It was a pretty miserable day so after an unsuccessful Primark trip and a mooch round the Candybelle Christmas Cracker and International markets, I was ready to take shelter and headed to Cup for lunch.
I've tried to visit Cup a few times before but it's always heaving! As it was a little bit later in the afternoon I had no problems getting a seat this time. One of my favourite things about loner shopping trips is the loner lunch. Some people hate eating out alone but I love hiding away in a corner in a big comfy chair with a good cup of tea and Instagram for company.
The decor in Cup is quite... cute. They advertise themselves as "purveyors of tea" and this is shown in the mismatched teacup prints and quotes that cover the walls. The pastel blue world map was one of my favourite parts, followed by the Alice in Wonderland theme that you'll find on your way
down the rabbit hole to the bathroom.
I went for a brie and cranberry panini, with jasmine green tea. My sandwich arrived at my table along with a tiny taster cup of carrot and coriander soup, tortilla chips and goats cheese side salad. I'd expected the panini to be spread with a layer of cranberry jelly but it was actually real cranberries with melted brie oozing out the sides. So good!
The little girls at the table next to me were enjoying a "Chocolate Afternoon Tea" and making me very jealous! Eventually the temptation got too much and I couldn't resist the macaroons displayed by the till. I treated myself to a mini salted caramel one which only cost £1. Mmm...
If you fancy a good cup of tea, a light lunch or an afternoon tea with the girls then I can't recommend Cup enough! You can find them on Little Belmont Street in Aberdeen :)